Our Why

We aim to increase BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) representation in the veterinary profession, which will improve access to quality care for more animals and service to the community. 

We believe access to education is a step towards that aim.

Join us for WVC 2023

Februrary 19-22, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

The DVMC is excited to expand access to veterinary medicine education to traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups by offering education grants. Recipients will be chosen and will receive an education grant in the form of free registration and paid travel expenses (hotel and airfare).*
With hundreds of CE credit hours to choose from, conference attendees will find relevant learning in a variety of formats as well as have the opportunity to network with industry professionals.

Learn More about the opportunities at WVC.

*This grant does not include meals or transportation to/from the airport.

December 1, 2022

Applications Open

January 10, 2023

Application Deadline

January 22, 2023

Recipients Chosen

Who Should Apply?

Licensed DVMs, veterinary technicians and veterinary students.

Candidates from the BIPOC community and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped (I-551).

How to Enter

Submit an essay (maximum 500 words) answering the question:

“In your opinion, what is the most important initiative we can execute in order to promote DEIB in the veterinary educational pipeline?”

All responses will be kept anonymous.

Apply for the 2023 WVC Conference Education Grant